Everything has changed the past few years, and that includes how people look for jobs and how companies hire. At Brelsford Personnel, our mission is to provide a personal approach for job seekers and area employers. We’ve been doing this for decades and helped thousands find work, so we’ve been uniquely positioned to notice hiring trends. Here’s what we’re seeing works now.
These Sectors Are Still Experiencing Growth
During the pandemic some industries had to cut back, while others couldn’t find enough employees no matter how hard they tried. Individuals thinking about a career change in 2022 might find it’s easiest to find work at industries that are currently booming. Opportunities exist in these sectors:
Technology and Telecommunications
Fifth generation wireless technology (5G) is already impacting the global economy. Brands are investing in building a presence in the Metaverse and Web 3 is on the horizon. AI continues to develop, and videoconferencing has become a workplace staple.
Businesses are also trending away from office hardware to cloud computing. If you have skills in any of those areas or are planning to add certifications or degrees, you’ll find plenty of work going forward.
Brick and mortar stores struggled during the pandemic because of shutdowns and infection concerns. People developed new online shopping and curbside pickup habits. Stores closed some locations and shifted focus to online transactions. Now, many people still prefer to shop online.
E-commerce is expected to continue to thrive. Openings have job titles like Marketing Specialist, SEO Content Writer, Warehouse Packer, Retention Specialist, Supply Chain Manager and Customer Satisfaction Manager.
The demand for healthcare and healthcare support workers skyrocketed the past few years, and the need will continue to grow well into the future. Some of the most in-demand roles include nurse practitioner, physician assistant and medical and healthcare services manager. There’s also high demand for software developers and Information security analysts with a background in the medical field.
Consider Temporary or Freelance Work
We’re still in a time of enormous change, and that can mean opportunity. Some businesses need help now, but they’re not sure what budgets and revenue will allow for long-term. If you don’t see a long-term job posting in your desired field, consider exploring a short-term gig.
While some people feel like temp jobs or contract work leave too many things up in the air, they often turn into more permanent positions in the future. They can also be a great way to bridge resume gaps or get your foot in the door in a new industry.
Interview Formats Have Changed
Job seekers will continue to experience automation and remote interviewing at multiple stages of the hiring process. Businesses are increasingly using AI to scan cover letters, resumes, recorded screening interviews and chat conversations for job related keywords. The first step toward getting the job you want might mean getting past software.
Practice answering common interview questions before you place the call for an automated screening interview. Find ways to work in how your capabilities match the job description. Brush up on your video interview skills and make sure you’re familiar with the technology involved before your scheduled interview time.
Spring is a Great Time for Job Searching
Early in the year, there’s likely to be more room in the budget for hiring. Businesses often take stock of where they’d like to be and evaluate the staff they’ll need to add to get there.
With Brelsford Personnel, you don’t have to worry about your resume getting tossed out because artificial intelligence didn’t see the right keywords. We see candidates as individuals, not bits of data. Our goal is to find the best fit for as many qualified searchers as possible, and we have a lot of openings to fill. Search current positions and send us your resume when you click here today.